Talk Amongst Yourselves: Lions, Tigers, & Chairs?

by Mike Smith, SPI Intern

Just how dangerous is sitting all day? As it turns out, very.

In March 2011, Men’s Health posted information on a recent health study conducted by the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal. The study, which analyzed more than 17,000 men and women over the course of 13 years, found that those who sit for the majority of their day are 54% more likely to die of heart attacks.

This startling statistic has begun to lead a sort-of “Stand-Up Desk Revolution” among desk jockeys everywhere. And though we here at the SPI Blog haven’t yet made the switch, it does seem like those who have may not ever go back.

Check out these interesting articles on Mashable for more information on Just How Dangerous Sitting Really Is and on How Stand-Up Desks Are Changing People’s Lives, and tell us whether or not you’d like to take a stand by casting your vote in our newest poll in the sidebar to your right!

1 comment:

  1. As I was writing this, I swear I could almost feel my chair eating me alive....